Friday, August 10, 2007

anthony wilson died today

anthony wilson, the music mogul behind some of manchester's most successful bands, has died of cancer. anthony wilson was an influential figure in the "madchester" scene.

the salford-born entrepreneur, who founded factory records, the label behind joy division, new order, james, the durutti column and the happy mondays, was diagnosed last year.

the 57-year-old, also famous for setting up the hacienda nightclub, passed away on Friday evening at the Christie Hospital surrounded by family.
more info on the bbc site.
here's lcd soundsystem's cover of joy division's no love lost. enjoy it, tony!

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